At St Augustine’s it is our aim that all our children will have an understanding of the past and how historical events have shaped their own lives.
Our history curriculum consists of topics which foster awe and wonder and drive children to ask the question ‘why?’
Through enquiry, investigation and hands on experiences children will gain an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change and understand where their own lives fit in with this.
As they move through the school, our pupils will learn to:
Y1 and Y2
- Develop an understanding of the recent past- looking at changes within their own and their parents' lifetime.
- Place people and events in chronological sequences.
- Discuss similarities and differences between their own lives and people in different periods in history.
- Ask questions about the past.
- Understand some ways that we might find out about the past.Use common words and phrases that relate to the passing of time e.g. past, present, long ago, last year, yesterday, change.
Y3 and Y4
- Develop an understanding of British, local and world history.
- Build upon their chronological understanding of events and historical periods.
- Discuss similarities and differences between people living in different periods in history.
- Ask historically valid questions about the past to inform their learning.
- Explain how they would answer a question - choosing from a range of sources.
- Use an increasing range of historical words and phrases e.g. BC, AD, Decade, Century, Hunter gatherer, Stone Age, Iron Age, Settler, Empire, Invasion, artefact.
Y5 and Y6
- Build a secure understanding of British, local and world history.
- Confidently discuss a wide range of historical periods/ events and place them accurately on a timeline. .
- Ask historically valid questions about similarity, difference, cause, effect and significance.
- Explain how they would answer a question - choosing carefully from a range of sources.
- Question sources and their reliability.
- Continue to develop historical vocabulary and phrases e.g. archaeology, gods and goddesses, myths and legends, interpretation, parliament, primary evidence, secondary evidence, bias, propaganda.